In later life Colonel Smith was almost daily seen on the streets of Asheville mounted on his large white horse. His hatred of the Cherokees never abated. At the unveiling of this monument at the grave of Samuel Davidson, Colonel Daniel Smith's old gun, carried by him throughout the greateropart of his life and used by him in the attack on the Indians near the mouth of Christian Creek, which followed the murder of Sam uel Davidson and is mentioned in the address, was present, having been loaned for the occasion by hisgrand-daughter Mrs. Jane C. Spears. It was known as Long Tom, and many a Cherokee met his death from its hery discharge. This gun is as a smooth bore, or musket, with flint lock and ri?e sights, the bore being a little larger than that of an ordinary fowling piece. The length of the weapon is six feet, and that of the barrel alone is fifty-six inches; while the stock, smaller than usual at the butt extends underneath the barrel clear to the muzzle. Long Tom was capable of car rying a large ball or several shot, and was a most formidable engine of destruction.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - F. A. Sondley
Published Date - August 28 2019
ISBN - 9780267513307
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm
Page Count - 26
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